Privacy


PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: May 24th 2018

Updated Privacy Policy going into effect on May 25, 2018.

Replacing our Privacy Policy from: March 11th 2018

The website you have entered (coshape.com, coshape.is, coshape.io, its sub-domains, affiliated websites, and any services available therefrom, including any mobile versions of the website or mobile applications) (the “Site”) is operated by Coshape, Inc. and its affiliates (“Company”, “we” or “us”). We respect your privacy rights and recognize the importance of protecting data collected from you and about you. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how we, Coshape and its related companies, collect, use, share, and protect personal information. This Policy also applies to any of our other websites that post this Policy. This Policy does not apply to websites that post different statements.

If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using the Site immediately. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

At Coshape, we have a few fundamental principles regarding your privacy:

Our Privacy Policy, which incorporates and clarifies these principles.

What This Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use:

Throughout this Privacy Policy we’ll refer to our website, mobile applications and other products and services collectively as “Services.”

And if you’d like to learn more about which Coshape company is the controller of information about you, take a look at the section below on Controllers and Responsible Companies.

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any of our products or services that have a separate privacy policy.

Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.


WHAT WE COLLECT

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better.

We get information about you in a range of ways.

Information You Give Us.

We collect your name, postal address, email address, phone number, username, password, demographic information (such as your occupation) as well as other information you directly give us on our Site.

It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:

Information Automatically Collected.

We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example, when visiting our Site, we log your computer operating system type, browser type, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our Site, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our Site.

Cookies.

We may log information using "cookies." Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.

Information We Get From Others.

We may get information about you from other sources. We may add this to information we get from this Site.

Information we may get about you from other sources are, for example, if you create or log into your Coshape account through another service (like Google) or if you connect your website or account to a social media service (like Twitter), we will receive information from that service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.

We may also get information, such as a mailing address, from third party services about individuals who are not yet our users (…but we hope will be!), which we may use, for example, for marketing and advertising purposes like postcards and other mailers advertising our services.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Purposes for Using Information

We use your personal information as mentioned above and as follows:

A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

How We Share Information

We do not sell our users’ private personal information. We may share personal information as follows:

Information Shared Publicly

Information that you choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly.

That means, of course, that information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public on your website, and your “Likes” and comments on other websites, are all available to others–and we hope you get a lot of views!

For example, the photo that you upload to your public profile, or a default image if you haven’t uploaded one, along with other public profile information, will display with the comments and “Likes” that you make on other users’ websites while logged in to your Coshape account. Your public profile information may also display with your comments, “Likes,” and other interactions on websites that use our Services, especially if the email address associated with your account with us is the same as the email address that you use on the other website.

We also provide a stream of public data (like posts and comments) from sites that use our Services to provide that data to subscribers, who may view and analyze the content, but do not have rights to re-publish it, publicly.

Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share.

How Long We Keep Information

We generally discard information about you when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it–which are described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information–and we are not legally required to continue to keep it.

For example, we keep the web server logs that record information about a visitor to one of Coshape’s websites, such as the visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system. We retain the logs in order to, among other things, analyze traffic to Coshape’s websites and investigate issues if something goes wrong on one of our websites.

As another example, when you delete a post, page, or comment from your backend site, it stays in your Trash folder just in case you change your mind and would like restore that content–because starting again from scratch is no fun, at all. Deleted content may remain on our backups and caches until purged.

Security

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so.

To enhance the security of your account, we encourage you to use and enable advanced security settings.

INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES

You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:

You may send requests about personal information to our Contact Information below. You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information.

Your Rights

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:

You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to do that, or you would like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to How to Reach Us to, well, find out how to reach us.

EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

Controllers and Responsible Companies

Coshape’s Services are for North-America. Different Coshape companies may be the controller (or co-controller) of personal information in the future, which means that they are the company responsible for processing that information, based on the particular service and the location of the individual using our Services.

Depending on the Services you use, more than one company may be the controller of your personal data. Generally, the “controller” is the Coshape company that entered into the contract with you under the Terms of Service for the the product or service you use. In addition, Coshape Inc., our US-based company, is the controller for some of the processing activities across all of our Services.

CONTACT INFORMATION.

We welcome your comments or questions. If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, or you would like to contact us about any of the rights mentioned in the Your Rights section above, please contact us. You may also contact us at our address: legal@coshape.com

Other Things You Should Know (Keep Reading!)

Transferring Information

Because Coshape’s Services are offered worldwide, the information about you that we process when you use the Services in the EU may be used, stored, and/or accessed by individuals operating outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who work for us, other members of our group of companies, or third party data processors. This is required for the purposes listed in the How and Why We Use Information section above. When providing information about you to entities outside the EEA, we will take appropriate measures to ensure that the recipient protects your personal information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy as required by applicable law. These measures include:

You can ask us for more information about the steps we take to protect your personal information when transferring it from the EU.

Ads and Analytics Services Provided by Others

Ads appearing on any of our Services may be delivered by advertising networks. Other parties may also provide analytics services via our Services. These ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about your use of our Services and across other websites and online services. These technologies allow these third parties to recognize your device to compile information about you or others who use your device. This information allows us and other companies to, among other things, analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver advertisements that may be more targeted to your interests. Please note this Privacy Policy only covers the collection of information by Coshape and does not cover the collection of information by any third party advertisers or analytics providers.

Third Party Software

If you’d like to use third party plugins, extensions that enable services provided by third parties, or other third party software, please keep in mind that when you interact with them you may provide information about yourself (or your site visitors) to those third parties. We don’t own or control these third parties and they have their own rules about collection, use and sharing of information, which you should review.

Visitors to Our Users’ Websites

We also process information about visitors to our users’ websites, on behalf of our users and in accordance with our user agreements. Please note that our processing of that information on behalf of our users for their websites isn’t covered by this Privacy Policy. We encourage our users to post a privacy policy that accurately describes their practices on data collection, use, and sharing of personal information. If you’d like, you can also read more about the data we collect on behalf of our users in our Privacy Notice.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make any changes, we will change the Last Updated date above. In some cases, we may provide additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or the Coshape Blog, or sending you a notification through email or your dashboard). Your further use of the Services after a change to our Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.

That’s it! Thanks for reading.


Change log

May 25, 2018: Added more specific information to help clarify our practices, and added information to reflect the requirements of the xEU’s General Data Protection Regulation. March 11, 2018: Updated Privacy Policy by Cooley.


Thank you to Cooley for offering their legal resources to entrepreneurs like us, and Automattic for putting their Privacy Policy under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.